Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Season's Greetings!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
What did everyone do for the Christmas? The beau and I just laid low and didn't do anything funky, just cuddled and loved up on each other! It's very VERY rare that we both are not working so it was really fantastic to just have late mornings, lazy afternoons, and quiet evenings. We did go out to eat on Christmas day and it was fantastic. I love Bo's company quite a lot and was really grateful to be on a "date" with him on this special day. I think Christmas and this season in general is for family and since right now we're a family of only two it feels very odd. My entire family lives abroad and so does Bo's (except his parents who also spend Christmas abroad) so it was just us two :-) I'm not sure which traditions we're going to embark on once the family expands but at this rate we have to think of something!

Though we had agreed that we wouldn't be giving gifts this year, my husband surprised me with TWO gifts! They were absolutely fabulous and it's official that my husband spoils me. He is one of those men that wants his wife to have the finest of things, and like I've resorted to telling him these days, "I can't wait till you're wealthy because I know you will SPOIL me!" Whenever I say this, Bo just shakes his head and laughs. He loves his wife :-) I felt so special when I received the gifts I cried. I always cry when he gives me gifts, I don't know why. I just feel so incredibly lucky and undeserving of his love and affection. I remind myself that in marriage, and in our partner, we get the closest to experiencing on earth, the kind of love God feels for us. Through my husband I'm able to ponder the magnitude of God's love for me. It's amazing.
Yesterday after having breakfast, Bo and I proceeded to talk about our relationship and our plans for the upcoming year. It was quite a spontaneous conversation but I really ended up liking it so it's probably something I'll encourage for the future. Essentially each of us named 5 things we were planning/hoping for for next year and then going down the list flesh out in details what actions we would have to take to achieve those goals. Two things both Bo and I had on our lists: build a better relationship with spouse/strengthen or sweeten the relationship; get a definitive answer on children. We ended up having a long conversation on the latter which I think has brought us closer to the same page. There were loads of talking and giggling (on my part) throughout the conversation. We were seated outdoors and it was just blissful. I'm blessed. Many people say having kids is really hard because it's like having your heart outside of you, walking around. That must be incredible because I feel the same way about Bo now. This evening I told him exactly that, he responded he felt the same way and I wondered to myself if I feel this way about my husband how will I feel about a child? Can one love even more than this?

For those who think, "this is too fairytale like", I'll have you know Bo and I had a massive fight about a week and a half ago. Massive. I was depressed the entire day. Luckily for me, when Bo got back he bee-lined straight to me and asked that we talk. We talked the issue out but sometimes it's really hard to let the angry emotion go but one of the things I'm committed to challenging myself to is being able to just accept an apology or the explanation of an intent, and LET IT GO. Letting go for no absolute reason is really hard but I'm learning it. I decided to forgive my husband and just move on with life. This is how we've been able to move the pendulum back to the "mushy" mood we're in now. I think he forgives me too.

I look to him as he's sleeping beside me now and I'm truly overwhelmed by how lucky and blessed I am. Thank You God. For 2012 I pray You teach us how to love each other better. Amen.

Happy New Years in advance and thanks for reading my blog in 2011!

13 comments:

Tee~Blahnick said...

I love the love you both share...Happy new years in advance!

Faith said...

you couldn't have said this any better ... "Through my husband I'm able to ponder the magnitude of God's love for me. It's amazing."

how incredibly beautiful.

you are so bless to have a love this big. i pray that 2012 gives you both everything your hearts desire. happy new year!

miss.fab said...

I loved how you likened your husband's love for you to God's love for us. As it should be! Also, your blog posts are so sickening, I simply adore them!! You make me want to fall in love with someone so I can experience what you are experiencing.

Favorite part of this post: "Many people say having kids is really hard because it's like having your heart outside of you, walking around. That must be incredible because I feel the same way about Bo now. This evening I told him exactly that, he responded he felt the same way and I wondered to myself if I feel this way about my husband how will I feel about a child? Can one love even more than this?" I can only imagine!

Happy new year to you and Bo!!

Mwajim Al said...

:) I love reading your posts, so full of hope and a refreshing look at marriages esp with the state that marriage that exists today.

Anonymous said...

lol.. i laugh in french

Madame Sting said...

Awwww....sweetness. May God continue to bless ur marriage.

Cake and Socks said...

You are so blessed! :)

Myne Whitman said...

You sure did have an awesome Christmas, wishing you all that and more in the new year.

Shereen said...

you guys have such a wonderful relationship....ppl only discuss the negatives in their relationships...i'm glad u are positive about ur own

H said...

too cute.
In the new year may the good Lord bring you more blessings.
Amen

Pepperz said...

I always look forward to reading your blog because it reaffirms to me the possibility of the truth of marriage at its best.

I pray for you both that God coveres you with His banner and keeps you from the wicked one and I also pray for myself that I will find a love that will make me truly feel like you do.

I love the reality of your blog. So there's no lala land just the confirmation that communication is key to a marriage's success.

God bless you and happy new year xx

Ginger said...

Whenever i hear stories about another marriage on the rocks, I read your blog for affirmation that love still exists.

May the new year take you both to greater heights

Utah pay per click said...

I do wish that both of you will continuously have a harmonious relationship.

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